Bauhaus Earrings

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These earrings are an homage to one of the guiding principles of the Bauhaus architectural movement, that all objects can be formed by simple shapes, the triangle, circle and square. You can see these motifs in Walter Gropius' houses, Marianne Brandt's teapot, Wassily Kandinsky's paintings and in the works of many other Bauhaus artists. In 1923, Kandinsky, an instructor at the Bauhaus school, distributed a questionnaire asking which of the primary colors should represent each of these basic forms. The consensus was that the triangle should be assigned the color yellow, the circle blue and the square red. These motifs became an enduring symbol of the Bauhaus. In honor of this revolutionary artistic movement, which celebrates its 100th birthday in 2019, I've designed a pendant incorporating a triangle, circle and square. This jewelry is printed in interlocking cast metal so that the circle and square swing freely in relation to the triangle.

The earrings are 1.65 cm (0.65 inches) long below the loop and are light and comfortable to wear. They will be assembled with nickel-free sterling silver or rose gold plated silver hooks.

The earrings are 3D printed in interlocking solid sterling silver (as shown) or bronze.

Also see the Bauhaus Pendant.

Jewelry Shipping

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Jewelry in stock will be shipped within 1-2 days.

If jewelry is not indicated as "in stock" above the add to cart button, it will  be pre-ordered and usually ships in three weeks or less.

Orders totaling more than 100 Euros ship free.

For orders less than 100 Euro, a shipping cost of 5.45 Euro will be added at checkout.

You will be notified by mail when your order ships and given a tracking number so that you can follow your shipment. Ontogenie jewelry is shipped internationally from Germany via Deutsche Post. Your jewelry will be gift-wrapped in original Ontogenie packaging.

Approximate delivery times are listed below. During the December holidays, delivery times are typically longer.

Germany  2 - 4 days
European Union 3 - 5 days
Rest of the World 7 - 10 days

 

In the unlikely event that your jewelry shipment is delayed by your local customs office, Ontogenie is not liable for any fees incurred.

T-Shirt Shipping

Orders totaling more than 100 Euros ship free.

For orders less than 100 Euro, a shipping cost of 5.45 Euro will be added at checkout.

Ontogenie T-shirts are printed in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and Riga, Latvia in Europe. T-shirt printing requires 2-7 days fulfilment time. After fulfilment, your shipment should arrive in 3-10 business days.

In the unlikely event that your shirt shipment is delayed by your local customs office, Ontogenie is not liable for any fees incurred.

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Ontogenie jewelry is 3D printed in wax and then cast in solid sterling silver, solid brass and solid bronze as well as gold-plated brass. The silver and bronze pieces, and to a lesser extent brass, will tarnish and discolor slightly over time. This is completely normal for these materials. Since moisture tends to accelerate the tarnishing process, I recommend that you don't wear the jewelry in water, e.g., while bathing, showering or swimming. The oils in your skin will also contribute to tarnishing. I recommend polishing the jewelry with a soft cloth after wear and storage in a dark, dry place to slow the oxidation which causes tarnish.

If the jewelry should tarnish, I've found that it can be returned to its original brilliance and color by using a gentle, nonabrasive silver polish. The more detailed and highly textured pieces will be more difficult to polish because of surface variations. To polish these, I recommend using a very soft toothbrush with the silver polish to allow cleaning of small crevices. After polishing, you can remove excess polish by rinsing the jewelry in water and then washing the piece in with a gentle detergent followed by a final water rinse.

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The gold-plated materials, however, should not be vigorously polished as the plating is likely to wear off over time. The gold-plated materials are much less susceptible to tarnishing and will probably never need to be polished.

All of the jewelry should be protected from impact against hard surfaces as this could cause scratches. 

Bauhaus Earrings [Ontogenie Science Jewelry] Geometric Interlocking
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Bauhaus Earrings [Ontogenie Science Jewelry] Geometric Interlocking
Bauhaus Earrings [Ontogenie Science Jewelry] Geometric Interlocking
bauhaus earrings ontogenie science jewelry
Bauhaus Earrings [Ontogenie Science Jewelry] Geometric Interlocking